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English definition of “release”

release

verb [T] (MAKE FREE)   /rɪˈlis/
to give freedom to someone: Agents questioned the men, then released them because they had done nothing wrong . If you release a device , you move it from a locked position and allow it to move freely : She released the brake and the car rolled forward .
(Definition of release verb (MAKE FREE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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